As I climbed up the mountain of Noge in Yokohama, I found more stairs leading up in the residential area. There was a torii gate at the top of the stairs. Two Shinto priests wearing a light blue hakama were cleaning with a broom. This was the Iseyama Kotaijingu Shrine.
It is a Shinto shrine with a grand name, using the character for "Emperor" and the shrine name "Daijingu". As the name "Taijingu" indicates, this is the "Oise-sama of the Kanto region," enshrining the goddess Amaterasu. It sounds as if Amaterasu was directly invoked from the Ise Shrine, but this is not the case, which complicates matters. It is said that the old shrine, which used to be located in Tobe Town, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, was rebuilt and moved to this hill with a good view as the guardian deity of Yokohama, the international port city. Although Wikipedia says that the shrine was commissioned from the Ise Shrine by the imperial order of the governor of Musashi Province, it is not clear what kind of shrine it was.
In 2018, as part of the 150th anniversary of the shrine's construction, Ise Jingu handed over the old Seihoden of the Inner Shrine to be used as the main shrine. There is no falsehood in the ostentatious signs.
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